Petition update

Closing the Loopholes Delayed

Save Central Park NYC

Jun 8, 2021 — 

Protecting our neighborhoods and parks through state legislation will have to wait until next session.

Thank you for your support!!

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal has notified us that the bills we have been fighting so hard to get approved this session won't make it through the "June Frenzy" in Albany. While bills can take many years to pass, we are still very disappointed. Assemblymember Rosenthal will continue to work on this bill and try to get it passed next year. This is a priority bill for Senator Robert Jackson and he will continue to push it as well.

With your help, we will continue to fight against developers' abuse of mechanical voids that alter the ecosystems of our neighborhoods and are used to artificially inflate the prices of homes and violate the spirit of the Multiple Dwelling Law. Please continue to reach out to your Senators and Assembly Members and urge them to co-sponsor S2016/A2128.

Thank you Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and Senator Robert Jackson for introducing this common sense legislation. We look forward to your fervent commitment to move it through committee next year.

Special thanks to all of the Assembly Members and Senators who have co-sponsored this legislation; to all of our volunteers for their hard work and persistence; and to the advocacy groups that joined in support of this legislation:

  • Carnegie Hill Neighbors
  • Central Park West Neighbors Association
  • The Chinatown Working Group (representing 46 groups)
  • The City Club
  • CIVITAS
  • Community for Environmentally Sound Development
  • East River Fifties Alliance (ERFA)
  • East River Park Action- Lower East Side
  • Eastsiders for Responsible Zoning
  • Elizabeth Street Garden
  • Friends of South Street Seaport (FOSSS)
  • Friends of the Upper East Side
  • Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
  • Harlem One Stop
  • Historic Districts Council
  • Human Scale NYC
  • Inwood Preservation
  • Landmarks West!
  • Movement to Protect the People (Brooklyn) MTOPP
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Preserve Our Brooklyn Neighborhoods
  • Save Central Park NYC
  • Save Harlem Now
  • Stop REBNY Bullies
  • Stop Sunnyside Yards
  • Voice of Gowanus
  • West End Preservation Society
  • Western Queens Community Land Trust
  • West Harlem CPO
  • 64th-67th Street Block Association

Many of you have asked us to help identify candidates in the New York June primary that are supportive of responsible development. We invite you to review our “Questions for Manhattan Borough President Candidates” on our website.  We suggest that you "follow the money" for all of the candidates running for office: https://www.nyccfb.info/follow-the-money/

As we head into the New York primaries, we urge you to share your concern with elected officials and those running for office about the impact of the proliferation of Megatowers on all sides (south, north, east and west) of Central Park. We can say with conviction that Councilmember Ben Kallos and Senator Brad Hoylman, both candidates for Manhattan Borough President, have stood with us and supported our efforts all these years.

Thank you all for the calls/emails!! Each effort paves the way for those that follow!!

Let's keep the sun shining on the Sheep Meadow!


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